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A panel of silk kesi
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A panel of silk kesi

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A panel of silk kesi
woven with two spotted prancing deer and three crested birds with outstretched wings against a white ground dappled with trefoil leaves and pink lotus buds and flowers, Eastern Central Asia, 12th/13th century--33cm x 55cm, (two edges cut), mounted on a stretcher with plexiglass cover
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Exhibited
Threads of Imagination, Spink, February-March 1999, item 3
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A kesi panel woven with similar leaf motifs with lotus flowers and buds is held by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and is illustrated in the exhibition catalogue, 'When Silk was Gold', p72-73. See also 'A Contribution to the Study of Song Tapestries', Jean-Pierre Dubosc, Artibut Asian Bol XI, 1948, p73-89. Reprinted Orientations, August 1989.
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